Free MLB Pick: Nationals vs Marlins Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(54-70) Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins (51-75
Date: Wednesday, August 25th
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Josiah Gray vs. TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -110 | Marlins -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals -1.5 (+150)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The Marlins don’t know who they’re sending to the mound in Wednesday’s game against the Nationals, but oddsmakers have nonetheless called this one a toss up with both teams priced at -110. That’s saying something about Washington, as Miami comes in on an 8 game win streak.
The Nationals have won 4 of their last six, which includes a victory in Tuesday’s series opener in South Beach. Washington took the matchup 5-1 in another value priced matchup with the Nationals -101 and Miami going off the boards at -107.
Washington will be a popular public play on Wednesday night, and not just because the Marlins are on an 8-game losing streak. Miami is unsure of who will even start the game, and the Nationals have notched wins over Toronto (2) and Milwaukee this week – both quality opponents.
Washington had the long ball going in Tuesday’s win, with Ryan Zimmerman and Tres Barrera both blasting a 2-run shot. Barrera was 3 for 4 as the Nats’ scored 5+ runs for the fifth time in the last seven games.
It should be another solid night for the Washington offense as Don Mattingly is waiting to name his starting pitcher. The Nationals have six batters hitting .300 or better over the past week, led by Barrera who is 5 for his last 8.
Erick Fedde struck out 10 Marlins batters and allowed just a sole ER over 6.0 IP in Tuesday’s win. That gives Josiah Gray some upside vs. Miami and an offense that has been held to 2 runs or less in 5 of their last 8.
Miami has dropped 8 in a row, the second longest current streak in the majors behind a Baltimore team that has dropped 19 straight. The Marlins did nothing offensively on Tuesday night despite a lot of people thinking they were the play-against-trap as inexplicable -107 favorites.
The Marlins did scratch out 8 hits in the opener, but also only drew a single walk meaning there weren’t a lot of ducks on the pond on Tuesday. Miami had a really hard time even putting the ball in play, with 16 of the 27 outs being K’s.
Mattingly’s struggling Marlins offense faces Gray on Wednesday but he’s making just his 5th start of the season and 6th of his career. Gray has allowed 2 ER or less in 4 of the last 5, and coupled with some dud Miami bats that’s a big reason why the run total is just 8.
Miami hasn’t named a starter the night before the game, but Zach Thompson and Nick Neidert have taken the mound in this spot the last two times through the rotation. Thompson allowed 2 ER over 5.0 IP in his start while Neidert gave up 4 ER over 5.0 IP last time out.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals are 8-21 last 29 overall
- Nationals are 7-19 last 26 road games
- Nationals are 3-15 last 18 vs. NL East
- Marlins are 0-8 last 8 overall
- Over is 7-1 Marlins last 8 vs. teams with a losing record
- Nationals are 47-19 last 66 head to head meetings
Free Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins MLB Prediction:
The line being so low on the Marlins side in this matchup does raise a red flag, but that’s what we thought in Tuesday night’s relatively easy Washington win. Same scenario playing out here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Nationals -110
Washington’s hot bats combined with a Marlins team in a rut makes Washington the play when the prices are the same.
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